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6th Aug 2014, 18:12
Replies: 25
Views: 3,447
Posted By The500man

9-10K for a PPL??..

Asking for a midweek discount isn't unreasonable. There are many places that offer, for example, 5-10 hour packages with discounts for quieter periods. I wouldn't suggest paying for a whole PPL...
9th Jul 2014, 18:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By The500man

That's a good point but isn't the speed at the...

That's a good point but isn't the speed at the threshold when landing normally lower than the best glide speed? I appreciate slipstream will have something to do with elevator authority but surely...
9th Jul 2014, 09:51
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By The500man

I thought the published normal after take-off...

I thought the published normal after take-off climb speed was already based on Vy? Is there a flight manual/check list where this isn't already the case?
7th Jul 2014, 12:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By The500man

Mine is about to expire as well and I haven't...

Mine is about to expire as well and I haven't done the 12 hours in the last 12 months either, but I was thinking: Cherokee Six and a family trip to France!

If money is a problem for you and you...
24th Jun 2014, 12:25
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By The500man

Longitude Prize 2014

Thought this might be of interest here. Quotes are from their website (http://www.longitudeprize.org/challenge/flight).


"Longitude Prize 2014 is a challenge with a 10 million prize fund to ...
23rd Jun 2014, 20:57
Replies: 5
Views: 4,545
Posted By The500man

If you're trying to get into a short runway where...

If you're trying to get into a short runway where this actually matters I think you'd be better off checking at your intended weight and balance on a long runway where you can work out the length of...
19th Jun 2014, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By The500man

First of all don't buy a student starter kit for...

First of all don't buy a student starter kit for several hundred quid! Nearly everything in it will prove useless to you at a later date. From my experience I suggest the following.

The Air...
16th Jun 2014, 11:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By The500man

Some interesting points. Usually sitting on the...

Some interesting points. Usually sitting on the left, an obstructed view to the right, left/right brained, and control ergonomics weren't things I initially thought of. It's probably a case of most...
16th Jun 2014, 11:01
Replies: 28
Views: 4,362
Posted By The500man

I could do with a weather drone that goes off on...

I could do with a weather drone that goes off on its own before I leave home to tell me what the current weather is in the local area. When not in use it could be programmed to automatically...
13th Jun 2014, 17:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By The500man

looking left when tail dragging

I always land looking out to the left and I don't know exactly how this started. I prefer slipping to the left as well and I've noticed other pilots doing the same even in right hand circuits. It...
6th Jun 2014, 12:56
Replies: 62
Views: 6,742
Posted By The500man

Pitts Model 12...

Pitts Model 12 (http://www.pittsmodel12.com/factory.php). Look at the purple one!
22nd May 2014, 13:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,866
Posted By The500man

It's there so you can tie a bit of string around...

It's there so you can tie a bit of string around it to hold it closed when you overfill the compartment... Or maybe they used a standard size door from something else. :)
6th May 2014, 23:57
Replies: 29
Views: 3,585
Posted By The500man

Flying Time at Shoreham have a fleet of DA40's....

Flying Time at Shoreham have a fleet of DA40's. There are/were glass C172's at Goodwood advertised a while back. There are probably other places but you may have to travel if it's that important to...
1st May 2014, 09:53
Replies: 26
Views: 3,521
Posted By The500man

Look for a Pitts S-2A. It will give you the most...

Look for a Pitts S-2A. It will give you the most performance for the least money and doen't have yokes or side-by-side seating. Costs about 220 - 250 per hour in most places. Avoid the B/C with the...
24th Apr 2014, 10:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By The500man

There are three options. A) Ask mom and dad....

There are three options.

A) Ask mom and dad.

B) Get a job and save the money.

C) Get on a semi-sponsored airline scheme and benefit from reduced earnings for the next decade.

Posting here...
19th Apr 2014, 16:38
Replies: 52
Views: 5,230
Posted By The500man

For the sake of seeing how a transition to...

For the sake of seeing how a transition to fuselage lift and back works. Not because it has anything to do with slips! :)
19th Apr 2014, 11:41
Replies: 52
Views: 5,230
Posted By The500man

Fuselage lift is so inefficient you need a lot of...

Fuselage lift is so inefficient you need a lot of pull from the donkey to stay in knife edge flight for any appreciable amount of time. Couldn't tell you what the stalling AoA is on the fuselage but...
19th Apr 2014, 09:50
Replies: 51
Views: 7,435
Posted By The500man

Opened the cowl on a Pitts to check the engine...

Opened the cowl on a Pitts to check the engine which hinges upwards and was happily doing so when the wind dropped and so did the cowl, with the sharp edge coming down right on my head.

I've also...
18th Apr 2014, 10:50
Replies: 31
Views: 4,486
Posted By The500man

A problem it seems to me is that we have a: ...

A problem it seems to me is that we have a:



Stall recovery procedure
Spin recovery procedure
Unusual attitude recovery procedure
Upset recovery procedure
Loss of control recovery...
14th Apr 2014, 12:06
Replies: 28
Views: 3,346
Posted By The500man

There's very little difference between an oval...

There's very little difference between an oval and a tight square. The benefit to the tight square is you can not only level your wings on crosswind/base but it's also easier to raise the inside wing...
13th Apr 2014, 12:26
Replies: 23
Views: 4,360
Posted By The500man

Plus you take your floor with you. It's the rest...

Plus you take your floor with you. It's the rest of the world that goes upside down.
11th Apr 2014, 12:01
Replies: 30
Views: 34,618
Posted By The500man

The costs don't appear to have changed much over...

The costs don't appear to have changed much over the last 5 years from what I've seen. One way I can think of to save money on the PPL is to fly with a club that has a membership fee that includes...
10th Apr 2014, 12:13
Replies: 23
Views: 4,360
Posted By The500man

I don't know either but it is a pretty small...

I don't know either but it is a pretty small number I think. You can also help yourself here by doing proper pre-flight and power checks on the thing you are flying before taking off. It's also...
5th Apr 2014, 09:24
Replies: 124
Views: 11,785
Posted By The500man

You must really like your 150/152! ;)

You must really like your 150/152! ;)
3rd Apr 2014, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By The500man

Have a look at the North Weald Flying Group...

Have a look at the North Weald Flying Group (http://northwealdflyinggroup.co.uk/). They have a C150 for 98.50 per tacho hour and they have several C172's and a PA28. It's a well run non-equity group...
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